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Jon Toogood: Solo, intimate and acoustic.

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 12:29 pm | The Powerstation

This June The Powerstation will be turned into an intimate seated venue to allow you to get up close and personal with JON TOOGOOD as he performs his solo, acoustic material for a live recording project. More >>

UC Connect public lecture

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 12:23 pm | University of Canterbury

In the next UC Connect public lecture, University of Canterbury alumnus Cameron Bagrie will discuss the state of the economy and its effects on Christchurch. More >>

Ecuadorian Kiwis Organise Social Event for Earthquake

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 11:40 am | Ecuador Earthquake Fundraiser Event

Ecuador Earthquake Fundraiser Event is to raise funds for Ecuadorian people in pain, shock and despair from severe recent earthquake (16 April 2016). More >>

Europe Day spreads Ode to Joy around waterfront

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 11:30 am | Orchestra Wellington

May 9 is Europe Day, a celebration of peace and unity in Europe. To mark the day, musicians from Orchestra Wellington are playing music for two special events put on by the Delegation of the European Union to New Zealand. More >>

Flume announces biggest NZ show and global album tour dates

Thursday, 5 May 2016, 11:15 am | Flume


New Zealand’s public service during WW1 now online

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 3:49 pm | State Services Commission

A history of the contribution New Zealand’s Public Service made during the First World War provides new insights into the impact the conflict had on the home front, says State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie. More >>

RNZAF Crew Top Performers at International Military Exercise

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 3:40 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

A C-130 Hercules crew from the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) was judged the top performing crew in a multi-national exercise held in the United States. More >>

Wilson Dixon adds an extra show to Comedy Fest

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 3:23 pm | Elephant Publicity

Our favourite Country and Western singer Wilson Dixon adds an extra show to Comedy Fest More >>

Attitude calling out for challengers

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 2:55 pm | Attitude Awards

Attitude Award winner Nick Chisholm and his wife Nicola are heading to the United States – to try and get pregnant. The couple need an egg donor to help fulfil their dream of having a child and time is running out. The queue in New Zealand is just ... More >>

Four Flat Whites in Auckland!

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 2:06 pm | Crummer Entertainment

With a copy of Lonely Planet in one hand and an Italian phrase book in the other, recently retired librarians Adrian and Alison feel prepared to face the excitement of Italy in their longed for trip. Travelling with your nearest and dearest is difficult ... More >>

YESSHOP Hits the Streets of Auckland to Sing for Charity

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 1:53 pm | Yesshop

In the spirit of supporting a goodcause andNZMusicMonth,we invite you to come and enjoy original musicwrittenbyMonique, and donate whatever you can. All the money made from this event will be donated to KidsCan. More >>

Hammer thrower looking to nail World Champs

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 1:47 pm | Lincoln University

Hammer thrower looking to nail World Champs She may not be able to pronounce the name but hammer throwing Lincoln University elite sports scholar Lauren Bruce is booked in for the World Under-20 Athletic Championships champs in Bydgoszcz, Poland, ... More >>

Auckland Trotting Club announces new incentives

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 1:34 pm | Alexandra Park

Auckland Trotting Club president Bruce Carter has announced from 1 August a new incentive scheme will be introduced for the 2016/17 season. More >>

Entries now open for Nelson Tasman’s road cycle challenge

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 12:42 pm | Dalman Architecture

Entries open today for the Abel Tasman Cycle Challenge, Nelson Tasman’s first ever road cycle challenge. More >>

Women’s Refuge congratulates Judge Andrew Becroft

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 12:29 pm | Women's Refuge

“A compassionate Judge, a thoughtful and caring man, and someone who can take us into a safer future for our nations’ women and children,” is how Chief Executive of Women’s Refuge Dr Ang Jury describes the appointment of Judge Andrew Becroft ... More >>

NZDF team ace ANZAC rugby challenge

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 12:18 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Invictus Games team tested their skills against the Australian Invictus Team in a three day camp before heading to Orlando this week. More >>

Popular NZXC dirt bike series expanded for 2016

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 11:53 am | Bikesport NZ

Former Kiwi international Paul Whibley (Yamaha YZ450F), the man from Taikorea putting something back into the sport. Photo by Andy McGechan, More >>

Annual awards to celebrate champions of recreation

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 11:41 am | NZ Recreation

Nominations are open for the 2016 New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) Awards, designed to recognise and celebrate those whose efforts have made a lasting contribution to the New Zealand recreation industry. People who work hard to provide New Zealanders ... More >>

Fewer Wellingtonians and more Cantabrians tying the knot

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 11:28 am | Statistics New Zealand

Fewer marriages and civil unions were celebrated in 2015, compared with 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. The largest decreases were in the Wellington, Auckland, Waikato, and Manawatu-Wanganui regions. New Zealand residents registered 19,947 marriages ... More >>

Okareka Dance Company's acclaimed Mana Wahine returns

Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 11:01 am | Okareka Dance Company

Okareka Dance Company’s acclaimed show Mana Wahine returns to Auckland and Wellington for strictly limited seasons in June. Mana Wahine features five women performers and was co-choreographed by Okareka’s artistic directors Taiaroa Royal and Taane ... More >>

Ardbeg Whisky brings the dark history of Islay to NZ shores

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 5:14 pm | Ardbeg

Ardbeg Day is returning to New Zealand for a fifth year this time as Ardbeg Night, bringing the illicit taste of the special edition Ardbeg Dark Cove from Islay to the four standing Ardbeg Embassies in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch on Saturday ... More >>

Kiwis Purchasing Hybrid SUVs Without Test Drive - Car Maker

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 4:07 pm | Impact PR

Kiwis are waiting up to 12 months to buy the world’s first hybrid seven seat SUV - and are pre-purchasing them without a test drive in a bid to secure a vehicle. More >>

Charity Aims to Help Over 1000 Mothers this Mother’s Day

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 3:28 pm | Dress For Success

More than 70 percent of the women who go through Dress for Success Auckland (DfSA) looking for help are mothers, a third of which are single mothers. This month, DfSA is launching their annual May I Help? campaign to raise much needed funds to support ... More >>

Countdown helps Kiwi families in need

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 2:52 pm | Countdown Supermarket

3 May 2016: Countdown stores throughout New Zealand will once again be getting behind The Salvation Army’s annual Red Shield Appeal to help Kiwi families in need. More >>

Thunderbirds Are Go: NZ Lift Off for Adventures APP

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 2:27 pm | Joint Press Release

Thunderbird fans can now get their regular fix - any time any place - via the futuristic Thunderbirds Are Go: Adventures app. More >>

NZSD Students Given SCOPE to Explore Their Talents

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 2:22 pm | The New Zealand School of Dance

The New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD) Choreographic Season is a highlight of the Wellington arts calendar, relished by dance aficionados and newcomers alike. Renowned for technical accomplishment, the students’ choreographic talents are showcased ... More >>

4 Kiwi Chefs Announced as Pacific Semifinalists

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 2:05 pm | S. Pellegrino

Orphans Kitchen, The Grove, Roots and Apero Food & Wine young chefs announced as Pacific semifinalists in S.Pellegrino’s search for the best Young Chef in the world More >>

2016 SAS College Rugby League season kick-off

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 2:02 pm | Auckland Rugby League

The Auckland Rugby League in conjunction with College Sport are gearing up for the SAS College Rugby League season kick-off. More >>

Piano genius and star conductor set to awe with NZSO

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 1:23 pm | NZSO

Britain’s greatest living pianist, a fast-rising conducting star and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra will join forces to present a titan of classical music in May. More >>

Writers Evening at St Heliers Library

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 1:20 pm | St Heliers Library

Writers can read their poetry and prose in a friendly forum, facilitated by Ivy Alvarez, award-winning poet, reviewer and editor. More >>

New dates for Winter Games NZ 2017 receive strong support

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 1:15 pm | Winter Games NZ

May 3 2016: A decision to alter the dates of the 2017 Audi quattro Winter Games NZ to run from August 25-September 10, two weeks later than previous events , has been strongly endorsed by Southern Lakes ski areas and the tourism and accommodation ... More >>

Kapiti Sports Awards winners revealed last night

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 1:12 pm | Kapiti Sportsperson of the Year

Taekwon-Do World Sparring Champion Rose Biddiscombe was judged both Sportswoman and Sportsperson of the Year at the Pak’nSave Kapiti Sportsperson of the Year awards dinner on Monday night. A great turn-out of 238 guests representing the Coast’s ... More >>

‘Cathartic’ Pledge Pushes Project Along

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 1:09 pm | Hundertwasser Project Action Team.

A Whangarei widower who recently donated over $7000 in his wife’s name toward the Hundertwasser Art Centre with Wairau Maori Art Gallery says the donation “is keeping her spirit alive.” More >>

I AM Project

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 12:43 pm | Africa on my Sleeve

I AM - countering one-dimensional narratives about people of African descent in New Zealand using visual methodologies and participatory photography. More >>

Plans underway for first ever Māori language parade

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 10:56 am | Maori Language Commission

New Zealand’s first ever parade to celebrate the Māori language will get underway in Wellington on July 4. The Māori Language Commission is currently mobilising hundreds of groups and thousands of people, to take part in the event which will kick off ... More >>

Te Matatini Welcomes New Executive Director

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 9:50 am | Te Matatini

No stranger to Kapa Haka after many years on the national stage, new Executive Director Carl Ross is excited to be joining the Te Matatini team in a role which marries his extensive experience in strategic management and his love for the performing arts. More >>

SBS Bank Announced as Major Partner of Sport Hawke’s Bay

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 9:44 am | SBS Bank

Sport Hawke’s Bay today announced a new major partnership with SBS Bank that will help extend the organisation’s reach into the community as it aims to roll out a get active campaign later in the year. More >>

Foundation North starts funding for cultural diversity

Monday, 2 May 2016, 3:36 pm | Foundation North

Grants to six arts organisations representative of Auckland’s cultural diversity have been made by Foundation North. The organisations are Auckland Festival Trust, He Waka Eke Noa Charitable Trust, Ngati Whatua Orakei Whai Maia Ltd, Silo Theatre, ... More >>

Museum visitor numbers more than meet annual target

Monday, 2 May 2016, 2:48 pm | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum has passed its annual target of 650,000 visitors with two months to go before the end of the 2016 financial year. More >>

Brother Design Stars to Shine Bright at NZ Fashion Week

Monday, 2 May 2016, 1:55 pm | Brother Design Stars

Top young creative talent will see their name up in lights, as finalists of this year’s Brother Design Stars will feature in the inaugural New Zealand Fashion Week Graduate Show supported by Brother. More >>

Divine duck and Pinot match to celebrate season opening

Monday, 2 May 2016, 12:44 pm | Sacred Hill

Sacred Hill Vineyards and classic country pub The Puketapu have teamed up to toast the start of this year’s duck shooting season with the perfect wine and food match. More >>

Exclusive Art Exhibition at Prefab Hall

Monday, 2 May 2016, 12:37 pm | NZ Art Show

On May the 4th, an exclusive exhibition at one of Wellington’s newest venues, Prefab Hall, will feature around forty artworks from twenty especially handpicked New Zealand artists. The exhibition launches the 2016 NZ Art Show and is reserved for Friends ... More >>

Space to Dream: Recent Art from South America

Monday, 2 May 2016, 12:22 pm | Auckland Art Gallery

Space to Dream: Recent Art from South America opens this weekend with a selection of choice events More >>

NZ photographer to receive prestigious French Honour

Monday, 2 May 2016, 12:21 pm | Victoria University Press

In a rare honour, photographer Fiona Pardington will be named a Knight (Chevalier) in the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres) by the French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, in a ceremony at Auckland War Memorial ... More >>

Food Awards announces refresh and entries opening for 2016

Monday, 2 May 2016, 12:10 pm | Massey University Food Awards

The search begins for the best of the best in New Zealand’s food and beverage industry More >>

Artist updates work for large-scale survey exhibition

Monday, 2 May 2016, 12:03 pm | Te Uru

Works made over the last twelve years by renowned Avondale artist, Janet Lilo, are being updated and made anew for the artist’s first solo survey exhibition Status Update , opening 28 May at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery in Titirangi. More >>

Glittering Art Installation on Soldiers’ Church

Monday, 2 May 2016, 11:31 am | St David's Trust

"The Art of Remembrance: St David’s Church Installation” has won the 2016 Auckland Architecture Awards, Small Project Architecture Award – a category based on the size of the budget. It was presented to architects Warren and Mahoney in a ... More >>

NZ Music Month 2016 Is Here!

Monday, 2 May 2016, 11:19 am | NZ Music Month

Welcome back May and welcome back NZ Music Month. It’s the first of May and that means NZ Music Month is officially underway – New Zealand’s annual celebration of homegrown music and the people who make it! More >>

NZ Mountain Film Festival – More speakers than ever before.

Monday, 2 May 2016, 11:01 am | NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival

The NZ Mountain Film Festival will host a broad range of speakers this year. The festival is bringing Kiwi and international speakers to both Wanaka and Queenstown to celebrate adventurous filmmaking and to introduce mountain literature to the line ... More >>

Top International Directors Descend on NZ

Monday, 2 May 2016, 10:59 am | Elephant Publicity

The 11th Documentary Edge International Film Festival (Doc Edge) opens this Wednesday 4th May at Wellington’s Roxy Cinema, bringing with it directors and documentary subjects from around the globe. More >>

Growing ranks of divorced and widowed live alone

Monday, 2 May 2016, 10:55 am | Statistics New Zealand

More and more people are living alone, most often because they are divorced, separated, or widowed, according to new research by Statistics New Zealand. More >>

Big Smokey X’s Written in the Sky Above Auckland CBD

Monday, 2 May 2016, 10:51 am | Kiriata Films

This morning you may see, or hear about, big X shapes being sky-written above the Auckland CBD. Here’s why: More >>

Lady of Rage Joins the Block Party Festival Line-up

Monday, 2 May 2016, 10:36 am | NicNak Media

American rapper, singer and actress, The Lady of Rage, has been confirmed to perform at Auckland’s inaugural THE BLOCK PARTY festival on Friday May 20 . More >>

College Culinary Competition Opportunity for Aspiring Chefs

Monday, 2 May 2016, 10:32 am | Donovan PR

Aspiring young chefs from around New Zealand will be sharpening their knives in a bid to impress some of country’s most successful chefs and win a place in the country’s premier secondary schools student culinary competition. More >>


Monday, 2 May 2016, 10:32 am | New Zealand Rugby League

Penrith wing Dallin Watene-Zelezniak will hope third time is the charm, as he accepts another opportunity to pull on the NZ Kiwis test jersey this week. More >>

Bumper Year for NZ Films at International Film Festival

Friday, 29 April 2016, 5:21 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

25 April will screen in competition at the highly regarded Annecy International Animation Film Festival in June. It will join eight other films in the competition line-up, only one of which is also a documentary. More >>

Bumper Year for NZ Films at International Film Festival

Friday, 29 April 2016, 5:21 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

25 April will screen in competition at the highly regarded Annecy International Animation Film Festival in June. It will join eight other films in the competition line-up, only one of which is also a documentary. More >>

International Belly Dancers raise money for women's shelters

Friday, 29 April 2016, 5:11 pm | Phoenix Belly Dance

International Belly Dancers raise money for women's shelters Local dancers and dance school, Phoenix Belly Dance, will be performing around Auckland on International Belly Dance day to raise funds for the North Shore Women's Centre. More >>

Te Ara Whakaata at the Geoff Wilson Gallery

Friday, 29 April 2016, 4:57 pm | Geoff Wilson Gallery

Artist Names: Gabrielle Belz Keatley Te Moananui Hopkins Alexis Neal Natalie Couch Vanessa Wairata Edwards Faith McManus Simon Kaan Jasmine Horton Maude Cook Davies More >>

New Festival of Italian Cinema

Friday, 29 April 2016, 4:55 pm | Cinema Italiano Festival

As a good kiwi Italian I could not sit back and allow another year to pass without experiencing quality Italian Cinema. So, from the ground up, we have started a brand new Festival of Italian Cinema. More >>


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